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Since Tuxedo's amputation was due to trauma and he sustained numerus additional injuries I can't easily break down the initial bill as to exactly what was for the amputation vs his other injuries, but in case it helps others who might find themselves in a similar emergency situation know what to expect cost wise ...

What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation?  Wichita, KS on May 11 2017

Total cost of surgery?  Emergency stabilization & pain management, initial amputation surgery, xrays, ultrasound, various lab tests (blood urine etc), various wound treatments, blood transfusion & IV fluids, 2 day hospitalization, & after care medications $1671

Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice - emergency care clinic after midnight admission (there is an extra $150 surcharge after midnight here)  Though all things considered, I believe their fees were very reasonable, likely less that what a standard private vet might charge.


Due to post surgical infection, Tuxedo also had a second surgery for wound debridement followed by 4 weeks worth of 3x a week debridement/bandage changes done each time under anesthesia coupled with cool laser treatments.  Total cost of this portion $1427.  This portion of his treatment was done at a specialized wound care vet also in Wichita KS.

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VERY helpful, thank you so much. Tuxedo is getting great care!

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Hi Tripawds community,

these are the ball park figures we have been estimated... we are only 3 weeks past surgery and one chemotherapy session in the bag! Only 5 more to go...! These are only approximate figures as the bill is still ongoing... these are Canadian funds.

Amputation Costs $2000
What city/state/country/date did your Tripawd have the amputation? Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada.
Total cost of surgery? Same as above, inclusive.
Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice.
Chemotherapy Costs $700/session
What kind of cancer does your dog have? Osteosarcoma 
What size is your dog? 110lbs
Type of chemo given? Carboplatin 
# of sessions? 6
Total cost of treatments? $4000
Private practice or teaching hospital? Private practice.

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